Osgathorpe

Osgathorpe, Leicestershire

Osgathorpe, in the West Goscote Hundred of Leicestershire, comes from the Old Danish male personal name Āsgot  (Old Norse Ásgautr) and the Old Norse element þorp ‘outlying farm, settlement’.

Some later forms of the name show replacement by the Norman male personal name Angod. 

In the neighbouring Thringstone in Coalville parish the field-names Ossegodishaug and Hosgothawe (with Old English haga or Old Norse hagi ‘enclosure’) presumably record the same owner of land.

Ascribed Culture

Collection

Viking Names

Keywords

Leicestershire, place-name

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Acknowledgements

Image © Gillian Fellows-Jensen

Image © Ian Calderwood, via Geograph, CC BY-SA 2.0

References

Barrie Cox, The Place-Names of Leicestershire Part Seven: West Goscote Hundred and the Leicestershire Parishes of Repton and Gresley. English Place-Name Society Volume XCI (2016), pp. 71, 163.